Students Have Opportunity to Explore Non-Profit Career Options at Conference

January 10th, 2014 by Bridget Cass


More than 30 Holy Cross students from all four class years will take part in the 8th annual Non-Profit Careers Conference being held on campus from Jan. 13 to 17.

Sponsored by the College’s Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning and the Office of Career Planning, and taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff, the five-day event will introduce students to the wide range of careers available in non-profit and public service settings.

In addition to participating in professional development, vocational discernment and leadership workshops, students will conduct on-site case studies at local community agencies, where they will be asked to identify and present solutions to a real problem facing their assigned non-profit — gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process.

Alumni presenters and guests include:

  • Vanessa Acheampong ’12, access counselor, Bottom Line
  • Katherine Adamson ’09, mental health therapist, Children’s Friend
  • Lisa M. Cascio ’93, public relations manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
  • Caitlin Corneliess ’07,  institutional giving officer, Pathfinder International
  • Julianne Croes ’12, bilingual case manager and legal coordinator, Lutheran Social Services of New England
  • Adam DeVito ’12, program supervisor, AmeriCorps Cape Cod
  • Katie Stuart Dick ’07, special gifts officer, Oxfam America
  • Dan Donahue ’09, state representative, Worcester’s 16th District
  • Mary E. Herlihy-Knittle ’86, director of energy resources, Worcester Community Action Council
  • Michaela Johnson* ’13, clinical research coordinator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Frank T. Kartheiser ’72, director and organizer, Worcester Interfaith
  • Alicia Lincoln ’09, success team manager, Bottom Line
  • Brian Lynch ’07, worksite development coordinator, Boston Community Development
  • Patrick Maloney ’02, director of advancement, Nativity School of Worcester
  • Jacqueline Mulvehill ’10, deputy campus director, Citizen Schools
  • Tom Murphy ’07, correspondent, Population Services International
  • Andrea (Kalimon) Ricotta ’07, director of evaluation, City Year Boston

*Non-Profit Careers Conference alumna

Faculty and staff presenters and guests include:

  • Kaitlin Bevins, community development coordinator, Office of Residence Life and Housing
  • Patricia Bizzell, John E. Brooks, S.J., Professor in the Humanities
  • Lauren Buckley ’09, assistant director, Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning
  • Tony Cashman, director, Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies
  • David Chu, director, Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies; associate professor, economics and accounting; prebusiness advisor
  • Megan Chester, assistant director/career counseling, Career Planning Center
  • Meg Fox-Kelly ’99, associate chaplain and director of retreats
  • Maura Hume ’07, associate director/employer relations, Career Planning Center
  • Paul Melley, assistant chaplain  and director of liturgical music
  • Amy Murphy, director, Career Planning Center
  • Michelle Sterk Barrett, director, Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning
  • Leigh Wilson, community development coordinator, Office of Residence Life and Housing
  • Amy Wolfson, associate dean of faculty development; professor, psychology

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For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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